Category: Announcements

Jacqui Nelson Comes to Visit!

Historical western romance author Jacqui Nelson will visit Friday, October 25, 2019!

We’re so thrilled to have this talented Canadian lady.

She’ll tell us about her new book and share part of her research.

That’s not all. She’s toting a copy to giveaway!

Follow the road to the Junction on Friday and show her a big welcome.

You may even win a copy of A Bride for Brynmor!


Updated: October 20, 2019 — 12:07 pm

Aiming for Love is OUT!


It seems to take forever to get these books released, but YAY

Book #1 of the Brides of Hope Mountain Series

is now available.

A little bit about

Josephine Nordegren is one of three sisters who grew up nearly wild in southwestern Colorado. She has the archery skills of Robin Hood and the curiosity of the Little Mermaid, fascinated by but locked away from the forbidden outside world–a world she’s been raised to believe killed her parents. When David Warden, a rancher, brings in a herd much too close to the girls’ secret home, her older sister especially is frightened, but Jo is too interested to stay away.

David’s parents follow soon on his heels, escaping bandits at their ranch. David’s father is wounded and needs shelter. Josephine and her sisters have the only cabin on the mountain. Do they risk stepping into the world to help those in need? Or do they remain separated but safe in the peaks of Hope Mountain?

If you want to read an excerpt from Aiming for Love click HERE

I could have a marching bank stomp across this website if I could, I’m just so delighted and relieved to have the book alive and well. 

Let’s talk accomplishments. What’s the last thing you did that really gave you a sense of accomplishment. 

I remember once I bought a kit (HUGE KIT) and built a shed. One of those small backyard, metal sheds for the lawmower, right?

That was a small shed but a big accomplishment for me. Getting a book done gives me a sense of accomplishment like that and, of course, I need to go right back to writing…which is good. It keeps me out of trouble.

I also once read The Winds of War and then immediately dived into War and Remembrance. Huge books. That gave me a sense of accomplishment, too.

Let’s talk accomplishments. Finished a book or finished an afghan or gave birth to a baby or finally got the grout cleaned up in a moldy bathroom. What gives you a sense of accomplishment.


Today I am giving away a copy of

Aiming for Love

Leave a comment to get your name in the drawing.

To find out more about Aiming for Love and for a complete list of all my books go to


Updated: October 16, 2019 — 6:41 pm

Misty M. Beller Pays Us a Visit

Author Misty M. Beller will arrive to visit on Friday, October 18, 2019!

This talented author will talk about her happy place and she’ll want to know where yours is so be thinking.

She also has a brand new book out that you’ll want information on.

Plus, she’s bringing a print copy to give away!

Mark your calendars and head over come Friday. 

And get ready to talk about mountains!


Updated: October 4, 2019 — 4:07 pm

Jodi Thomas Will Stop by Wednesday

Old friend Jodi Thomas will stop by on Wednesday, October 9, 2019!

She’ll chat about luck. We have a bunch of that seeing as how she’ll be here. Think about what makes a person feel lucky.

Her new book is Christmas in Winter Valley and we’ll learn about that.

Plus, she’s bringing one to give away to one lucky person.

You might just have some that luck of the Irish!

Let’s show her a big Wildflower Junction welcome!


Updated: October 3, 2019 — 3:39 pm

An Open Letter to Our Readers

Dear Readers,

Every day, here in Wildflower Junction, we feel your love in the ways you show your devotion and loyalty. It’s humbling–and magical. Could it be that Felicia kissed the Blarney Stone? That’s entirely possible. We once caught her kissing Jasper, her mule, and baking him a carrot cake. God love her.

Whatever the magic is, we love seeing you every day and reading your comments, telling us your stories and sharing whatever is on your mind. In this often uncertain world, it’s sometimes difficult to locate a bit of cheer, but we do find it here and hope you do, too.

Thank you for spending part of your day with us, for reading our blogs and taking a few moments to comment and share your thoughts.  Sometimes we fillies get bogged down with our deadlines, social media, marketing, and WRITING. We end up tired and burned out, but knowing we’re not alone makes a huge difference. We’re all cruising on a two-way street. You don’t know how often tears fill our eyes when one of you reveals how you’re hurting or alone and we pray you find relief.

This is one world and it’s the coming together of hearts–laughing and crying. For twelve and a half years, Petticoats & Pistols has been a gathering place of hearts. We’re all just people who share a love for reading, of history and the West. It’s a simple concept. No judgment, no censoring. Here, we can just “be.”

Blog sites routinely keep track of the number of times a person leaves a comment. For us, two people in particular stand out. One has written 1,234 comments. It’s pretty safe to say that she has been here from the first. Another runs a close second at 1,020 comments.

We think that’s pretty darned amazing.

So thank you for “being” with us and making us part of your day.  More importantly, you’ve made us part of your family. Our hearts swell with gratitude, and we love you all dearly. 

Julie     Linda     Margaret     Mary     Pam     Winnie     Shanna     

Ruth     Karen K.     Phyliss     Kit     Cheryl     Jeannie     Karen W.


Updated: October 2, 2019 — 3:59 pm

Tracie Peterson Returns!

Inspirational romance author Tracie Peterson will visit on Friday, October 4, 2019!

This talented lady will talk about Wild West Shows and the skillful performers.

She’s toting a set of her Brookstone Brides series to giveaway!

Woo-Hoo! I’m going to be sure and be here. How about you?

Come and join us on the front porch. It’ll be a beautiful Fall day.

And you might win this series! Can’t beat that with a stick!


Updated: September 30, 2019 — 4:41 pm

Spuds and Spurs Winners!


We are thrilled to announce our two FINAL winners for our

September Special Week!


Lay’s 40 count Potato Chip Variety Pack goes to …

Melanie Backus


Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head goes to …

Tonya Lucas




We had a wonderful week having fun with potatoes, including

recipes.  It could not have been so successful if it

hadn’t been for each of our readers and those who left comments!

Melanie and Tonya, please watch your email for information

on how to claim your prize!

Again, major congratulations!


Updated: September 28, 2019 — 4:31 pm